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Hydro-politics and the Traditional Attitude of the Nile Riparian states, Egypt and Ethiopia in particular

By Mohammed Ali Mohammed Water politics has played a crucial role in shaping the economic, social and diplomatic relations of the Nile co-basin states. For the Nile region, inhabited predominantly by agrarian population, the issue of water has been the cardinal source of suspicion and mistrust among the riparian states. For Egypt, in as much […]

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Ethiopia vs South Africa Preview

South Africa face a stern test in their hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as they travel to Ethiopia to face the group leaders. Bafana Bafana have done half the job with a slick 3-0 victory on the road in their World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic last Saturday, […]

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Bitsat Seyoum: A star of Ethiopia shines anew

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Bitsat Seyoum: A star of Ethiopia shines anew

by Kylie Northover ith headlines increasingly dominated by disheartening stories about asylum seekers, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s annual Emerge Festival acts as a hopeful counterpoint, celebrating the diversity refugees create here. Now in its 10th year the festival, which officially launched last month in Footscray, runs over 10 weeks and commemorates the United Nations’ World Refugee […]

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Meseret Defar sets leading time in 5000m win – (Video)

Source: Universal Sports 2013, Oslo, Norway, IAAF Track and Field Diamond League, Former world record holder Meseret Defar (ETH) gets the win with a world leading time of 14:26.90, crushing the field by 6.58 seconds, Shanghai’s winner Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) was 3rd.

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My regards Dr Fikre Tolossa!

By Yemeretal Y. I read your letter written to the intention of the new Oromo political organization, ODF, with great interest and emotion. I am not geek enough to comment on the historical facts and deeds of our ancestors you described, but I felt in it a message of great value formulated to all Ethiopians […]

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The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia by Meseret Chekol Reta

Publication Date: May 16, 2013 | ISBN-10: 0761860010 | ISBN-13: 978-0761860013 The Quest for Press Freedom is a book about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the building of a modern media institution over the last one hundred years of its existence, and the restrictions against its freedoms. The significance of this […]

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Ethiopia dismisses Egypt’s “psychological warfare” on dam

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA | Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:12pm BST (Reuters) – Ethiopia dismissed Egyptian talk of military action against a giant dam it is building on the Nile as “psychological warfare”, and said on Tuesday it would defend itself and carry on with the work regardless. Bellicose rhetoric between two of Africa’s most populous […]

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Ethiopian refugees caught in dam impasse

Oromo people protest harassment and attacks in Egypt Ethiopian refugees gathered for a second day outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office near Cairo, protesting alleged harassment from Egyptians and calling for greater protection. They say the mistreatment stems from Egyptians who oppose the Ethiopian government’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam. The protesters, mainly […]

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Ethiopia rejects Egyptian protests over Nile dam

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Ethiopia rejects Egyptian protests over Nile dam

Construction of Grand Renaissance dam to continue despite Eygptian concerns over impact on water supply and farming Patrick Kingsley in Cairo guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 June 2013  Ethiopia has refused to halt work on a controversial giant dam across the river Nile that Egypt fears will severely curb its water supply. The refusal came after the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, promised to “defend each drop […]

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Zigzag Diplomacy: Ethiopian-Qatari Diplomatic Relations and their Implications

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Zigzag Diplomacy: Ethiopian-Qatari Diplomatic Relations and their Implications

By Aklog Birara, PhD Given its ideal geopolitical location, Ethiopia’s trade, economic, cultural and diplomatic ties to North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and South Asia and beyond predate Egyptian civilization. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that has had very close links and interactions to all of the world’s major Abrahamic religions, […]

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The prison with in – By Mastewal  Yideg

I am not a supporter of any political party in particular yet. I wanted to write this because I am tired of being disappointed in the so called leaders of our country and opposition parties.  I have absolutely no trust in most of these people. I am used to hearing opposition leaders say things that […]

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A family trip to Ethiopia allows three adopted children from Gaston to explore their roots

By Taylor Smith, The Oregonian on June 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM, updated June 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM   Benjamin Gottschalk, 11, steadied the coffee urn as he poured the dark-roasted liquid into porcelain cups. In Ethiopia it’s good luck to drink three cups of coffee, so all seven Gottschalks, ages 7 to 46, drink it, […]

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Egypt ‘war’ talk raises Ethiopia Nile dam stakes

By Tom Perry and Alastair Macdonald Reuters- Mon Jun 10, 2013 (Reuters) – Egypt does not want war with Ethiopia but will keep “all options open”, President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday, turning up the heat in a dispute over a giant dam Addis Ababa is building across the Nile. In a televised speech to cheering […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt & the Nile Question: The chaos politics & religion are creating

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory PART I Egypt’s President Morsi is scheduled to speak Monday, June 10, at the conference of 13 Islamic parties. The conference is called to hammer out common position on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, and craft their recommendations thereon to the president. This would be a good opportunity to learn what […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Blue Cheetahs! By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Just feeling proud and blue all over “Everyday, everyday I have the blues” sang B.B. King on his faithful guitar Lucille. Everyday, everyday for the last eight years I’ve had the blues, the “193/763 Blues”. “Ain’t gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour, ‘Cause now I’m living on blues power,” belted out Eric […]

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Who is profiting from yeAbay Gideb?

did not work on the Blue Nile/Abbay Valley but I participated on Abbay tributaries like the Dabus Irrigation Project. I also learned from a close friend who worked on Beles Tana Irrigation Project. On the Beles Tana most of the irrigation plot is owned by those who are ethnically connected with Woyane. How could the […]

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Ethiopia: Very Funny – Fugera News | Episode 9
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We who are here today came from Ethiopia

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We who are here today came from Ethiopia

Zekarias Asaye  We left our country because of persecution in different ways and different reasons which have an impact on our survival. We have assembled across different ethnicity, religion, ideology and political point of view not to be oppressed and unavailability of injustice in our country. Currently we are raising an idea of which has […]

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Amhara Liberation Forces, the OLF and Others Against Tigrean Colonialists

Fayyis Oromia It is really good news that Amharas are slowly waking up and starting to figure out that they are suffering, not only under the repressive regime, but also under the Tigrean colonial rule. They have already started to talk about a liberation struggle from the colonial rule instead of rehashing about the possible […]

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Ethiopia Victorious In Botswana -Ethiopia remain top of Group A

Ethiopia remained in control of Group A with a deserved 2-1 win away to Botswana in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Saturday afternoon. The result saw the Zebras bundled out of qualifying, and with South Africa having beaten the Central African Republic, Ethiopia needed a result to stay top of the group. The game […]

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Ethiopia’s old guard hangs on as new guard rises

by Theafricareport.com Prime Minister Meles’s death in August 2012 has left the field open to those seeking to control the ruling EPRDF. With the retirement of the old guard within the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (1) is one of three influential newcomers at the helm of Tigrayan politics in the emerging post-Meles-Zenawi era. Foreign Minister […]

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The Anguish of Higher Education Students in Ethiopia

BY: Zelalem Abate E-mail: zelalem.abate1@gmail.com Academic activities such as studying, teaching, inventing, leading, administrating and other responsibilities in a university or college require at a minimum academic freedom. Unfortunately, however, academic freedom in higher education institutions of Ethiopia is drier than the Sahara desert. Ethiopians who have been part of these institutions as a student, […]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]
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Voice from the grave

By Yilma Bekele Meles Zenawi is dead. Meles Zenawi is alive. I am afraid in our case both statements are true. We saw the tyrant being buried or placed six foot under and the extraordinary sendoff orchestrated by his politburo in living color. The whole country was on stand still for a week or so […]

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Ethiopian Canadians Held a Protest Rally in Ottawa

By Mintesnot Zewde Berhane, June 5th, 2013/ Toronto Ethiopian Canadians gathered in the early morning of June 5th, 2013 from the two ends of the City of Toronto to join their compatriots in Ottawa in hundreds to protest against the series of human rights violation by the ever increasingly tyrant government of Ethiopia. Amid the demonstrating […]

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Ethiopia to press ahead with Blue Nile dam: official

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia will press ahead with the construction of its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, officials said Thursday, the day after Egypt warned “all options are open” if its water supply is affected. “We are going to continue with our project, I don’t think it will depend on the […]

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Ethiopia summons Egypt’s ambassador over Nile dam attack proposals

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Ethiopia summons Egypt’s ambassador over Nile dam attack proposals

By Associated Press, Published: June 6 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it is demanding an official explanation from Egypt after comments from politicians suggesting Egypt attack or sabotage a Nile River dam Ethiopia is building.Dina Mufti, a spokesman for the ministry, said that Egypt’s ambassador to Ethiopia has been summoned to explain […]

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently. I have learned to take their words with a […]

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The Health Benefit of Lemon – (Amharic Video)

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The Health Benefit of Lemon  – (Amharic Video)

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Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana

Coach Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana Goal Keepers Jemal tassew (ethiopia Bunna) Sisay bancha (Dedebit) 3.Samson assefa (HarerBirra) Defenders Aynalem hailu (Dedebit) Seyoum tesfaye ((Dedebit) Birhanu bogale (Dedebit) Moges taddese (Sidama Bunna) Saladin bargicho (Medin) Degu debebe (Kidus Giorgis) Talk James (Ethiopia Bunna)- photo Abebaw butako(Kidus Giorgis) […]

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